Inscribed Copy

Louis de NOEMémoires relatifs à l’expédition anglaise partie du Bengale en 1800 pour aller combattre en Egypte l’Armée d’Orient.

(Paris), Imprimerie Royale, 1826.

8vo, contemporary half green polished calf, spine with raised bands and red lettering piece. Half-title, title, III-288 pp., 1 unnumbered errata leaf. 2 engraved folding maps hand-coloured in outline and 19 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Langlumé. Complete.

First Edition.

Louis de Noé (1777-1858) was a member of the French nobility who emigrated during the Revolution. In 1791 he joined the British army and served in India. In 1800 this force was sent to Egypt to join in the concerted Anglo-Turkish efforts to defeat the French. Most of the plates depict Ceylon and India, one plate depicts Aden and another Mokha.

The Duke of Caraman’s copy [Louis Charles Victor de Riquet de Caraman (1762-1839)], inscribed to him in brown ink by the author on half-title, with his library stamp on the title-page and his gilt monogram on spine.

A very good copy.

Ref. Abbey, Travel, 350 / Blackmer, 1204 / Colas, 2208 / De Meulenaere, 157 / Gray, 2168

Price: 1.600,00 euros

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